Cyclobenzaprine is used in the treatment of muscle spasm; sciatica; chronic myofascial pain; fibromyalgia; migraine (and more), and belongs to the drug class skeletal muscle relaxants.
This medication is not a sleeping pill as you have read, but possible side effects are:
Elderly patients may be particularly susceptible to the sedation and confusion which may accompany cyclobenzaprine therapy.
Nervous system side effects are common and include drowsiness in up to 40% of treated patients and dizziness in up to 11%. Fatigue, asthenia, headache, nervousness, blurred vision, and confusion have also been reported.
I suggest you find another medication for sleeping and not having to depend on the side effects of Cyclobenzaprine, they are póssible side effects.
I take 20 mg. as needed and never have I experienced any side effects, bare in mind we all react differently to medications.
Consult with your Dr.
- Cyclobenzaprine Information for Consumers
- Cyclobenzaprine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cyclobenzaprine (detailed)
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